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Google AI defeats master of ancient Chinese board game Go

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo has beaten a master of the ancient Chinese strategy game Go for the second time. The victory was part of a three match event taking place this week that is meant to test the limits of computers in taking on humans at complex tasks. Ke Jie the 19-year-old Chinese world number one, anointed the program as the new'Go god' after his defeat. It is a feather in the cap for Google's parent company Alphabet's ambitions in the artificial intelligence arena, as it looks to woo Beijing to gain re-entry into the country. AlphaGo beat Ke Jie, 19, (left) taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of three series being held at in the eastern Chinese water town of Wuzhen.


Go champion Lee Sedol scores first win against Google's DeepMind AlphaGo AI

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A human Go player has scored his first victory over an artificial intelligence computer program after'finding weaknesses' in the software. Google's AlphaGo computer had previously managed to win three games against Go world champion Lee Sedol in the five game match. This meant the company's DeepMind artificial intelligence program won the 1 million ( 706,388) prize for the match. South Korean professional Go player Lee Sedol puts the first stone against Google's artificial intelligence program (pictured), which he later went on to win in 180 moves. On Saturday Facebook chief executive Marc Zuckerberg, who is developing his own AI personal assistant technology, congratulated the Google team on their victory.


AlphaGo: world's best Go player flummoxed by Google's 'godlike' AI

The Guardian

A Google algorithm has narrowly beaten the world's best player in the ancient Chinese board game of Go, reaffirming the arrival of what its developers say is a groundbreaking new form of artificial intelligence. AlphaGo took the first of three scheduled games against the brash 19-year-old Chinese world number one Ke Jie, who after the match anointed the programme as the new "Go god". AlphaGo stunned the Go community and futurists a year ago when it trounced South Korean grandmaster Lee Sedol four games to one. That marked the first time a computer programme had beaten a top player in a full contest and was hailed as a landmark for artificial intelligence. This week's battle, in the eastern Chinese city of Wuzhen between Ke and an updated version of AlphaGo, was preceded by intense speculation about whether the world's top player could be beaten by a computer.


Google's 'godlike' AlphaGo AI retires from competitive Go

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The Google-owned computer algorithm AlphaGo is retiring from playing humans in the ancient Chinese game of Go after defeating the world's top player this week. AlphaGo defeated 19-year-old world number one Ke Jie of China on Saturday to sweep a three-game series that was closely watched as a measure of how far artificial intelligence (AI) has come. Ke Jie anointed the program as the new'Go god' after his defeat. AlphaGo last year became the first computer programme to beat an elite player in a full Go match, and its successes have been hailed as groundbreaking due to the game's complexity. Go has an incomputable number of moves, putting a premium on human-like'intuition' and strategy.


Chinese AI team plans to challenge Google's AlphaGo -state media

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A team from China plans to challenge Google's AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence (AI) programme that beat a world-class player in the ancient board game Go, the state-owned Shanghai Securities News reported on Thursday. Scientists from the China Computer Go team will issue a challenge to AlphaGo by the end of 2016, said attendees at an event in Beijing organised by the Chinese Go Association and the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence, according to the report. It did not elaborate on the nature of the challenge. Scientists from the China Computer Go team will issue a challenge to AlphaGo by the end of 2016, said attendees at an event in Beijing. Google's AlphaGo computer recently beat champion Lee Sedol (pictured right) 4-1 in a 1milllion ( 706,388) challenge.